Republic of Croatia
Capital: Zagreb HDI: 0.812 (47th)
GDP (PPP): $88.49 billion
Population: ~ 4.4 million
This former Yugoslav republic has made great strides in developing its economy since the destructive war of independence from Serbia in the 1990’s. Despite its economic structure being devastated, Croatia is now the second richest of the former Yugoslav states. With its long coastline the nation dominates the Adriatic Sea. Croatia’s many cities and ports along the coast have given rise to robust tourism, shipbuilding, and shipping industries. In 2013 Croatia joined the EU, and further tied their economy with the principal economies of Europe; they are currently making progress towards joining the economic and monetary union. Their developing economic situation means the country is actively looking for global investment.
Doing Business in Croatia
This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Croatia. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. The data in this report are current as of June
1, 2014 (except for the paying taxes indicators, which cover the period January–December 2013).
Economy – EU Croatia Portal
Croatia’s economy has transformed considerably in recent years. About half of Croatia’s trade is with the euro area, primarily with Germany and Italy, and the euro area is the source of about three-fourths of foreign-direct investment (FDI) flows into the country.
Industry Trends & Business Climate
Market Research Croatia
Croatia.eu – Economic transition
The Croatian economy is one of the strongest in Southeast Europe, and in terms of its GDP is even stronger that the economies of some members of the European Union. After the collapse of the socialist system, it underwent transition to an open market economy, which especially related to industrial production.
Establishing a Presence
Starting a Business in Croatia
Overview of Croatian Economy – This page summarizes Doing Business 2015 data for Croatia. The first section presents the Ease of Doing Business rank (out of 189 economies) and the distance to frontier (DTF)** measure, overall and by topic. The second section summarizes the key indicators for each topic benchmarked against regional averages.
How To Start A Business In Croatia
Foreign businessmen often find Croatian bureaucratic procedures overwhelming. However, being that Croatia is one of the leading countries in south-east Europe with plentiful natural resources and a government that strongly encourages foreign investments, the country offers great opportunities for starting a business, and doing so has become easier after Croatia’s succession to the European Union.
Business Types – Doing Business In Croatia • Trading Companies
establishment, amount of basic capital and organization of certain types of companies are regulated by special laws (stock broker company, bank, insurance company etc).
Business Registration Requirements – Starting a Business in Croatia
This World bank site provides a detailed summary of the bureaucratic and legal hurdles faced by entrepreneurs wishing to incorporate and register a new firm in Croatia
Business Registration Requirements – Setting up a company, in Croatia
We take care of every aspect of setting up a company, unlike most company formation services in Croatia; we hand over a fully functioning company.
Croatia Corporate Tax Rate
The Corporate Tax Rate in Croatia stands at 20 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Croatia averaged 20.09 percent from 2001 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 20.32 percent in 2003 and a record low of 20 percent in 2002. Corporate Tax Rate in Croatia is reported by the Tax Administration (Porezna Uprava).
Personal Income Tax Rates
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Croatia stands at 47.20 percent. Personal Income Tax Rate in Croatia averaged 47.29 percent from 1995 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 56.10 percent in 2009 and a record low of 41.30 percent in 1996.
Taxes in Croatia
Croatia has a high tax regime, but this shouldn’t affect you unless much of your income derives from sources within the country–or you become a tax resident. Tax residents are generally taxed on their worldwide income.
Croatia Sales Tax Rate | VAT
The standard VAT rate in Croatia is 25%. There are also reduced rates of 13% and 5%. The reduced 10% rate relates to tourist accommodation services and certain newspapers. The zero rate includes bread, milk, certain educational services and medical supplies
To apply for VAT registration, businesses must send an application for registration for value added tax purposes to the Croatian VAT authorities. Businesses that are established outside of Croatia are obliged to register for VAT if they perform taxable activities in Croatia.
MVEP • Visa requirements overview
Republic of Croatia Website. Here you can find basic information about the visa regime between the Republic of Croatia and all other countries. Choose a country from the dropdown menu above for quick access.
Work Permits – Administrative – mup.hr
The Government of the Republic of Croatia establishes the annual quota of work permits as regards the extension of the already issued work permits and new …
Croatia Guide: Do you need a visa to visit Croatia?
Whether or not you need a visa to Croatia depends on a variety of factors: your nationality, the purpose and the expected duration of your stay, as well as other conditions such as family relations and your employment status.
Transportation in Croatia
The quality of the transport infrastructure is generally good: ferries are reliable, buses are remarkably comfortable and efficient, trains connect major towns, flights are cheap, and driving is made easier by the modern and well-maintained road network.
Judged by Eastern European standards Croatia has a comparatively developed infrastructure. In 1998, the country had 23,497 kilometers (14,601 miles) of paved highways, but only 330 kilometers (205 miles) of these were 4-lane expressways.
Telecom/IY – Country Information – Croatia
Croatia’s strategy contains some basic principles such as service and technological neutrality, net neutrality and inclusion of broadband internet access among universal services.
Telecom/IT – Croatia – Key Statistics, Telecom Market
The Croatian telecoms market has been shaped by the country’s bid to join the European Union, resulting in market liberalization and creation of a regulatory environment conducive to competition. –
Croatian Employment Law in Brief
A summary of key labor rules and regulations in Croatia
Doing Business In Croatia • Employment and Labour Law
Employment in the Republic of Croatia is regulated by the Constitution, international conventions, treaties, Labour Act, collective contracts and employment agreements. Labour Act, as a main act regulating labour law, provides general rules of labour law, prohibits direct and indirect discrimination, regulates employment agreements, age for employment, leaves, maternity leaves, salaries, strikes, etc.
Croatia Guide: Social security, Health insurance, unemployment
Social security in Croatia is divided into three main branches: pension, health, and unemployment insurance. It is funded by employees, self-employed persons, employers, and the State.
Standard of Living – Cost of Living in Croatia. Prices in Croatia
Cost of living information includes price indices for rent, food, utilities, transportation, restaurants, clothing and more
Standard of Living – Cost of living in Croatia
The cost of living in every country is different and not comparable that is why doing some investigation about where you are going is very important. The living standard in Croatia is comparable to other eastern and central European countries but obviously lower than western European countries.
Demographics – Croatia Demographics Profile
Demographic information includes population, quality of life, health, sports, technology, energy and the environment
Demographics – Croatia.eu – Demographic picture
With a population density of 76 per km², Croatia is one of the more sparsely populated European countries, along with Norway, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ireland and Bulgaria.
Business etiquette in Croatia – Business Culture
The dos and don’ts of business etiquette in Croatia
Business Etiquette – Croatia – Culture, Customs & Etiquette
Guide to travel, doing business, and studying in Croatia – culture, greetings, gestures, etiquette, protocol, negotiations, gift-giving, and more.
Climate in Croatia
Croatia can be divided into three Climatic regions. In the north are the Pannonian Plains, lowlands with a continental climate of cold winters and hot summers. Central Croatia consists of the mountainous Dinara Region, which is covered with large forests and has an alpine climate.
Safety – Croatia Do’s and Don’ts
Croatia Do’s and Don’ts
Education – Croatia Guide: Schools, The Croatian public school system
Public education in Croatia is free from kindergarten until the end of secondary education, as it is subsidized by the Ministry of Education. Critiques point out that the Croatian government only spends 4% of its GDP on education, well below the European average. Therefore, teachers are underpaid and schools understaffed.
Education – Croatia.eu – Education system
The beginnings of schools and education in Croatia date back to the 10th century, and up to the 18th century were linked to the Church and priesthood. Systematic education of the people began during the reign of Maria Theresa, who issued an Edict on the General School Order in 1774, beginning a reform in education with an emphasis on elementary education.
Holidays and observances in Croatia
Overview of holidays and many observances in Croatia
Holidays – Croatia Public Holidays 2015 and 2016
The predominant religion in Croatia is Roman Catholic. Thus, the majority of public holidays are based on Catholic observances and Croatian cultural traditions.
OEC: Croatia (HRV) Profile of Exports, Imports and Trade
Top exports and imports and top destination countries and countries of origin
Croatian Customs Directorate
Customs regulations · Regulations on VAT · Regulation on excise duties and special taxes … Information regarding the relationship between Croatia and EU.
Customs regulations in Croatia
Measures of customs control is transferred over passengers traveling from the Republic of Croatia / EU to third countries or from third countries to the Republic of Croatia / EU of goods which, when it transported..
Croatia and the WTO – World Trade Organization
This page gathers key information on Croatia’s participation in the WTO. Croatia has been a member of WTO since 30 November 2000. As of 1 July 2013, it is a member state of the European Union
MVEP • Central European Free Trade Agreement
Central European Free Trade Agreement – was established following the Visegrad Declaration of February 1991. The Free Trade Agreement was signing in Krakow on 21 December 1992 by Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, and became effective on 1 March 1993.
Housing and Rentals
Private accommodation in Croatia
A guide to private apartment accommodations in Croatia
Croatia Vacation Rentals, Apartment Rentals
Croatia: Apartments, Houses & More
This is the Croatia Tourism website!
Here you’ll find all of the information, content and tools you need to plan your holidays inCroatia, including itineraries, accommodation and suggestions to make …